NZQA registered unit standard 1587 version 7 Page 1 of 4

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NZQA registered unit standard
1587 version 7
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Title
Clean windows using access equipment
Level
3
Purpose
Credits
6
This unit standard is for people in the cleaning industry.
People credited with this standard are able to: prepare worksite
and equipment; clean the windows using access equipment;
and complete job-related tasks.
Classification
Cleaning and Caretaking > Window Cleaning
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Competence demonstrated during assessment against this standard must comply
with the requirements of:
Building Act 2004;
Employment Relations Act 2000;
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992;
Resource Management Act 1991;
AS/NZS 1891 Set Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices;
AS/NZS 4488.1:1997 Industrial rope access systems – Specifications;
AS/NZS 4488.1:1997A1 Industrial rope access systems – Specifications:
Amendment 1;
AS/NZS 4488.2:1997 Industrial rope access systems – Selection, use and
maintenance;
Building Maintenance Units and Powered Swinging Stages – A Guide for their
Design, Construction and Use, Occupational Safety and Health, 1989;
Best practice guidelines for working at heights in New Zealand, Occupational Safety
and Health, 2012.
Site Specific Health and Safety Plan.
2
Definition
Industry best practice refers to any enterprise and/or establishment requirements,
practices, policy, procedures, methods and protocols which are in accordance with
applicable legislation, regulations and New Zealand Standards.
3
Those supervising and/or using the equipment specified in this standard must have
attended and completed a Working at Heights Safety Course or show equivalent
safety training and knowledge as conducted by the relevant sub-group Occupational
Safety and Health of the Department of Labour.
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Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Prepare worksite and equipment.
Range
access equipment may include – suspended/swinging stage, building
maintenance unit.
Evidence of one is required.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Worksite is prepared to comply with public safety requirements.
Range
1.2
warning signs or barriers, manner of ingress and egress, power
supply turned off or isolated, power and telephone lines protected,
safety harnesses and equipment.
All equipment is checked and certification verified for suspended access units
before work commences.
Range
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, AS/NZS 1891 Set
Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices.
1.3
Equipment is set up on-site in accordance with manufacturer's
recommendations.
1.4
Cleaning solution is prepared in accordance with manufacturer's
recommendations.
1.5
Ornamental and architectural features are protected from potential damage
before cleaning operations commence.
1.6
Descent path is checked for obstructions before cleaning operations
commence.
1.7
Building manager is liaised with to ensure that building occupants know that the
building maintenance unit will be in use.
Outcome 2
Clean the windows using access equipment.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.
Range
operations include – ascending and descending machinery,
repositioning machinery, egress from machinery to building,
completion of log book.
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2.2
Cleaning equipment and materials are secured to meet safety requirements
throughout the operation and industry best practice.
2.3
Occupational health and safety requirements are observed at all times.
Range
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
2.4
Emergency procedures are explained, and implemented quickly and safely, if
necessary in accordance with industry best practice.
2.5
Windows are clean, mark and streak free.
2.6
Machinery is removed safely without injury or accident to operator or public, or
damage to building in accordance with industry best practice.
Outcome 3
Complete job-related tasks.
Evidence requirements
3.1
All equipment and materials are cleaned, checked and stored in accordance
with manufacturer’s recommendations.
3.2
Site is cleared in accordance with industry best practice.
3.3
Tasks are completed without risk or damage to operator, public, site, building or
windows.
Planned review date
31 December 2017
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
26 May 1994
31 December 2011
Review
2
31 August 1996
31 December 2011
Revision
3
3 April 2000
31 December 2011
Revision
4
8 February 2001
31 December 2011
Review
5
26 April 2005
31 December 2011
Review
6
9 December 2010
31 December 2014
Review
7
18 October 2012
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0004
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
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Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Community Support Services ITO Limited (Careerforce)
[email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit
standard.
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